Bhutan Culture Tour -Local Tour

Duration :9 days, 8 nights

PRICE: On request

DAY 1:
Arrival in Phuentsholing

  • On arrival in Phuentsholing, check into the hotel and proceed for entry permit/visa formality.
  • Overnight in Phuentsholing, altitude 250m
Stay Details : Indra Nila Hotel , Phuentsholing / Similar
DAY 2:

Phuentsholing to Thimphu (6 hrs)

  • After breakfast, we will drive to see nearby Zangtog Pelri Lhakhang in the heart of the town and Kharbandi Gonpa before proceeding to Thimphu.
  • The drive to Thimphu is very scenic, once we climb up from the Indian plain to Bhutan foot hills through beautiful forest, towns and road side villages.
  • Our drive will pass through Gedu, Chukha, and Chuzom before emerging ourselves into the only multi culture city in Bhutan.
  • Check into the hotel, evening we will explore the city by walk. Overnight in Thimphu, 2300m
Stay Details : Bhutan Kitchen , Thimphu / Similar
DAY 3:
Thimphu sightseeing

  • In the morning, we will visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays,government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan and national library.¬†
  • After lunch, we will visit Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the 3rd King
  • Next you will visit points such as Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang(the oldest temple in the valley), Zoo(National animal,Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery).
  • Overnight in Thimphu
Stay Details : Bhutan Kitchen , Thimphu / Similar
DAY 4:
Thimphu to Punakha (3 Hrs)

  • After breakfast, we will prepare to drive to warm valley of Punakha over the most beautiful pass in the country called Dochula pass at 3150m,108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass by Queen Mother in 2003 marks the pass more important and beautiful thus the pass is one of the must visit passes in Bhutan.
  • If the weather permits, we can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees.
  • After a photo break, we will continue our drive downhill from the pass. En-route we will take awesome walk through the rice field of Mesina to Chimi Lhakhang,Temple of fertility.¬†
  • Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborate temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan.
  • Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m
Stay Details : Dewachen Hotel & Spa , Punakha / Similar
DAY 5:
Punakha to Paro (4.5 Hrs)

  • After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and retrace the drive to Paro.
  • On arrival in Paro, we will visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Will visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use.
  • Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicraft stores or we will provide the options to enjoy other activities while in Paro.
  • Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m
Stay Details : Kichu Resort , Paro / Similar
DAY 6:
Chelela Pass Excursion (3 Hrs)

  • Visit the temples of Dzongdrakha on foot which studs the rock cliff. Continue driving to Chelela Pass, one of the highest road pass at 3988m.
  • During clear weather, we can enjoy the view of the most sacred mountain in the country, Mt. Jomolhari 7314m.
  • Picnic lunch at the pass, prayer flag hosting and mountain biking are some of the interesting activities that is possible to organize, on extra cost.
  • Overnight¬† at Paro
Stay Details : Kichu Resort , Paro / Similar
DAY 7:
Paro sightseeing

  • After breakfast, we will drive to Ramthangka from where we will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated.
  • The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 900m above the valley floor.
  • The hike is almost 2 hours walk, uphill at 30 to 40 degree inclined for an average hiker however we might take full day depending on your pace.
  • First of half of the hike which we pull-up, up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the halfway due to magical structure right inform us, we are all energized to push further and you actually feel very near.\
  • Finally you are done and filled with joys of happiness to be at Taktshang. For the return journey, we actually feel like walking down very fast.
  • After the lovely hike, you need to have a relaxing massage at the hotel/enjoy dipping yourself into the hot stone bath (both available on extra cost).
  • Overnight in Paro.
Stay Details : Kichu Resort , Paro / Similar
DAY 8:
Paro to Phuentsholing (6 hrs)

  • After breakfast we will retrace our scenic drive back to Phuentsholing.
  • Relax in the hotel and get prepared for your departure the next day.
Stay Details : Indra Nila Hotel , Phuentsholing / Similar
DAY 9:

Departure

  • Proceed towards your onward destination filled with happy memories.
  • Great memories and Happy Journey.
  • Thank for Visiting Us.
Location :
Bhutan
INCLUSIONS
  • Breakfast and accommodation
  • All permits and guide fees
  • All taxes
EXCLUSIONS
  • Entry fees
  • Parking charges
  • Room heater
  • Other activities, food and snacks unless indicated in itinerary
ENTRY POINTS
  • Paro International Airport
  • Hasimara Railway Station
  • Phuentsholing Bus Station
PARTNERS
ADDRESS:
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

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